May 19, 2016

WHAT'S NOT TO BE HAPPY ABOUT:

Highly religious people say they're happier, too, survey finds (CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN, 4/15/16, Religion News Service)


Look around. Three in 10 people you see claim they are pretty satisfied with life, happy, healthy and moral, too.

They're the "highly religious," 30 percent of U.S. adults who say they pray daily and attend church at least once a week.

"Religion in Everyday Life," a new survey from Pew Research released Tuesday, teases out the particular ways they differ from the majority of U.S. Christians who are less observant and from non-Christians, including the "nones" who claim no religious identity.

The highly religious are overwhelmingly (95 percent) Protestant, Catholic or Mormon. Nearly half (49 percent) are white evangelicals. Most of the overall group (62 percent) are women.

And many are smiling. Four in 10 highly religious people say they're "very happy" with the way things are going in life, compared to 29 percent of those who are not highly religious.

Posted by at May 19, 2016 5:26 PM

  

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